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pyemia(pī-ē′mē-ă) [″ + haima, blood]
The disease is characterized by intermittent high temperature with recurrent chills; metastatic processes in various parts of the body, esp. in lungs; septic pneumonia; empyema. It may be fatal.
Antibiotics are effective. Prophylactic treatment consists in prevention of suppuration.